Iguana Poachers at Sandalfoot?

If you think the Sandalfoot area hasn’t gotten enough negative publicity, here’s another one for you. A reader reports that some “thugs” were poaching Iguana’s near the Sandalfoot Publix.

I just wanted to report that I just saw iguana poachers by the Sandalfoot Plaza. The guy claimed to work for the city but considering the car they were driving they looked more like thugs. Not sure if this is legal or not but I thought it was cruel. I hop hope the police can do something about this.

This really doesn’t look like a city car, and the area in question is not inside any city.
If anyone has more information or comments, we’d love to hear from you.
And of course, we wonder about the age-old question – do they taste just like chicken?

Accident on 441: Photos

Yesterday while working on a story about the work at Glades and 441, we heard fire engines. Then we saw the accident that had just happened on 441, mostly in the northbound lanes headed toward Glades Road.

If you look close in the picture above (click on it for a larger view) you can see the Sports Authority sign in the background.

As we understand it, the Infiniti in the center of the above picture was traveling northbound and the other car, with a teenage driver, was coming southbound and attempted to make a left turn or U-turn in front of them. The passenger in the Infiniti appeared to have a leg injury and you can see her on a stretcher to the side of the car. We think the young driver may have been ticketed.

Above is another shot of the scene, taken as the first responders were helping her onto the stretcher.
On the lighter side, as we were walking up to the accident scene we noticed an iguana, which you can see in the lower left of the picture below. The accident is on the far right, and you can also see how it backed up traffic on the left. 441 was limited to just the right lane. Cars were turning into the plaza as a detour.

The iguana can apparently tell I’m a lawyer. As I got closer he ran down the hill and jumped into the water to get away from me.